posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 10:22 AM
Originally posted by caladonea
reply to post by BruceEFury
I really don't like the fact that people cannot return if they want to. If you can get there...you should be able to return.
I could understand it if some people wanted to try it...and if after a 2 year period they did not like it...a ship would arrive and take them back to
I am just so curious and I just have to wonder...why kind of person would want to go to Mars and never return? Why would they want to?
edit on 25-4-2013 by caladonea because: edit
It would be MUCH harder for them to return, I would think. Now, I don't know how they will get all of the gear (and people) unto the surface, except
by pods or other space craft, but getting OFF of the planet, breaking the atmosphere, that is where it's difficult: there wold need to be an adequate
launch pad, fuel, etc just to create that possibility. This is why it's a "no return ticket" type of thing, I imagine.
Granted, technology could increase in a decade to allow this, but after habitat is set up, and the supplies needed for that, to provide the material
and build the facilities to leave the planet seems very time consuming and difficult because the material is not already there.
What kind of person would go to Mars and never want to return? You'd be surprised. People who have nothing else to lose, people who want that once in
a life-time experience. I mean, I would probably lose my head being cooped up like that, but just the *experience* (at first, lol, seeing the planet
and landing) would be exhilarating.
But it'd like living on a cold, icy desert, which would be boring.
****That's what they should do: set up an experiment: tell people they're going to Mars but drop them in the desert or on the tundra (hey Mars DOES
have oxygen!), see how they make out for a couple years on "Mars."
edit on 25-4-2013 by Liquesence because: (no reason given)